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Papers & Publications

Published Papers and Book Chapters

Natural experiment evidence on the effect of migration on blood pressure and hypertension Health Economics 22: 655–672 (2013). John Gibson, Steven Stillman, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua. Ungated version here

A land of milk and honey with streets paved with gold: Do emigrants have over-optimistic expectations about incomes abroad?  Journal of Development Economics 102: 116-127 (2013). David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman. Ungated version here

 Accounting for selectivity and duration-dependent heterogeneity when estimating the impact of emigration on incomes and poverty in sending areas  Economic Development and Cultural Change 61(2): 247-280 (2013). John Gibson, David McKenzie and Steven Stillman. Ungated version here

 The impact of immigration on child health: Experimental evidence from a migration lottery program  Economic Inquiry 50(1): 62-81 (2012). Steven Stillman, John Gibson and David McKenzie. Ungated version here

 The impacts of international migration on remaining household members: Omnibus results from a migration lottery program  Review of Economics and Statistics 93(4): 1297 1318 (2011). John Gibson, David McKenzie and Steven Stillman. Ungated version here

 What happens to diet and child health when migration splits households? Evidence from a migration lottery program  Food Policy 36(1): 7-15 (2011). John Gibson, David McKenzie and Steven Stillman. Ungated version here

 How important is selection? Experimental vs non-experimental measures of the income gains from migration  JEEA: Journal of the European Economic Association 8(4): 913-945 (2010). David McKenzie, Steven Stillman and John Gibson. Ungated version here

 Information flows and migration: recent survey evidence from the South Pacific  Asia-Pacific Migration Journal 19(3): 401-420 (2010). John Gibson, Halahingano Rohorua, David McKenzie and Steven Stillman. Ungated version here

 Migration and mental health: evidence from a natural experiment  Journal of Health Economics 28(3): 677-687 (2009). Steven Stillman, David McKenzie and John Gibson. Ungated version here

Moving to opportunity, leaving behind what? Evaluating the initial effects of a migration policy on incomes and poverty in source areas New Zealand Economic Papers 41(2): 197-224 (2007). David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman. Ungated Version here

Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Household Surveys For Better Economics and Better Policy World Bank Research Observer 22(2): 217-241 (2007). John Gibson and David McKenzie. Ungated version here

Efficient Remittance Services for Development in the Pacific Asia-Pacific Development Journal 14(2): 55-74 (2007). John Gibson, Geua Boe-Gibson, Halahingano Rohorua and David McKenzie. Ungated version here

How cost elastic are remittances? Evidence from Tongan migrants in New Zealand Pacific Economic Bulletin 21(1): 112-128 (2006). John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua.

Mental Health and Poverty in Developing Countries: Revisiting the Relationship Social Science and Medicine 65(3):467-480 (2007). Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, David McKenzie, Kinnon Scott. Ungated Version here (PDF 245KB)

How does an ex-ante job requirement on labor mobility work? The Tongan-New Zealand experience  International Migration, Economic Development and Policy, C. Özden and M. Schiff (eds.), The World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan, Washington DC (2007), pp. 215-233. (PDF, 78KB)

Posters

"Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Immigration on Child Health"   Presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New York, March 29-31, 2007 (PDF 73kb)

"Natural Experiment Evidence on Whether Selection Bias Overstates the Gains from Migration" Presented at the 26th Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Gold Coast, August 12-18, 2006 (64kb)

Working Papers

Internet Link Miserable Migrants? Natural Experiment Evidence on International Migration and Objective and Subjective Well-Being (2013). Steven Stillman, John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua. Ungated version here

Policy Contributions

Internet Link Finance for all? Policies and Pitfalls in Expanding Access (see pages 132-133
for our work)

 Global Economic Prospects 2006: Economic Implications of Remittances and
Migration
(see Chapter 6 for our work)

Media

NZ Herald: Islands losing millions in money transfers (PDF 45kb)

NZ Herald: Job initiative helping more Pacific people (PDF, 32kb)

Marsden Fund Project

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